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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 am

....That's the original 30 year old paint lol
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Took it for a snow romp today. Went back to moms with the wagon to get my weekend stuff, and on my way back I hit a snowdrift that was hiding in the glare. Stopped me real quick. Once I got back to dads and got the wagon unhooked I went back to try it again. Made it through, but stalled the engine in the high gears. Really needs that bigger 13 horse. Also needs new fronts, just gotta get funds together for that. Dunno what I’ll get just yet. I’ll get whatever the atv place has used with decent tread in about the size I want. I’m not too picky lol
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:44 pm

My 12.5 has a shaved head, wide bore carb, no governor and a cold air intake and produces like 15-16 HP.  Might look into that.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:32 pm

I won’t shave the head, because that cuts flow. I’ll probably port it and shave the eyebrows, possibly an OHV Cam. That’s if I end up doing anything to it though. I’ll probably just leave it and look around for a vanguard if I can score one cheap. For now I’m happy with a flathead single because I don’t want to redo my exhaust lol
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:53 pm

I have the solution CQ!



Hahaha, just kidding.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:07 pm

Lmao nah you guys have convinced me to stay away from oppys
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:41 pm

Working on a bumper tonight. Got everything mocked up. Will get a good drill bit tomorrow at TSC. It’s nothing special, just a factory MTD GT bumper, but I think it fits the style I’m going for, or at least provides a base. I’ll get more pics tomorrow when it’s done
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:48 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
Lmao nah you guys have convinced me to stay away from oppys

Say it ain't so!

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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:07 pm

All those starter gears and tempermental carbs. No thanks. Plus the weight and fuel and oiling difficulty. Those oil slingers are known for going out and the upper rod doesn’t really get enough oil for high rpm to begin with
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:50 pm

Bumper looks good. Need something to protect the middle though, unless you want a stump to bash in the front of your frame.

Why screw around trying to get power out of a single when you can just get a good ol' bulletproof oppy with tons of power, right from the factory? You can mod the starter to save starter gears. Carbs aren't temperamental if you keep clean fuel in them and don't let them sit with ethanol. They don't weigh THAT much. They don't have a problem with oiling if you keep oil in them, plus overfilling them like 1/4" over the full line helps a lot. Or you can just get a pressure lube, no problems whatsoever then! Really don't get how anybody has these problems with oppys. I think people just screw things up themselves and just blame it on the engine. You can put minimal time and effort into these engines and they'll last you a lifetime, really. I sure as hell didn't oppy swap Orion because the single was a good engine.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:21 pm

You just couldn’t get the carb right
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm

If i cared enough about it I would've. Thing had no power anyways, and was a freaking disaster to hook up a foot throttle.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 pm

Lol that’s why I don’t have a foot throttle. I like the cruise more
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 pm

But you can't mash gears with the hand throttle bud. That's no fun.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Lol I can. Clearly I have a different driving style than you...and building style...and engine taste...hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:38 pm

I'm tellin ya man, you're not gonna have a 30mph tractor with a fixed throttle, that just doesn't go. Gotta be able to shift on the fly lol
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 pm

I actually don't notice all that much of a difference in weight between a flathead single and an opposed. Obviously there is a difference, but to me not enough to worry about. it. Also I think the starter gear stripping is only a problem on aftermarket starters.
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:55 pm

Lol I still like the sound of a vtwin better. If this 13 horse is a dud or dies on me, I’ll go with a vtwin
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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:33 am

They do sound nice.

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PostSubject: Re: project CraftsmanQuad   Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:58 pm

I’ve got an idea for lighting finally. I’ll weld two tabs onto the top of the bumper and mount a roughly 12 inch light bar. This will be after I put on the wiring harness and have a battery lol
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